Barry Donadio is a celebrity author and decorated veteran who has led an extraordinary life of service. Born in Bay Shore, New York, Donadio has served honorably in the military, law enforcement, and the U.S. Secret Service, where he protected Presidents Bush and Obama. His military honors include the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and Air Force Commendation Medal.
In 2013, Donadio founded a prestigious private security firm that protects high-risk clients. He then made headlines with the publication of his book "TWA Flight 800 First Responder Witness Account," a riveting first-hand account of the 1996 crash that gripped the nation.
Donadio has since published six more books, including an acclaimed historical fiction novel. His writing career has cemented his celebrity status, but he hasn't stopped serving. Donadio was elected to the Queen Anne's County Republican Central Committee in Maryland and rose to become Sergeant at Arms of the Maryland Republican Party. For his lifetime of sacrifice and service, Donadio has been awarded the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, New York State’s Medal for Merit, and the Conspicuous Service Star by the Governor of New York.